Higher Education

DEWALT® Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Gary Brackett SUNY Delhi
  • ISBN-10: 1111136130  |  ISBN-13: 9781111136130
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

About

Overview

Packed with powerful, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, the DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook will give you the ability to teach your students the basics of carpentry and framing – using the methods that will most effectively reach them. Students are often drawn to images and artwork, preferring to see how tasks should be completed, instead of reading about it. This book does just that by spelling out, through pictures, the step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. The accompanying text is clear, straightforward, and accessible, clarify and elaborating on the visuals. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing. The book concludes with a chapter on special topics, which includes an exploration of the construction of stairs, railings, porches, and decks. Logically organized for easy reference, this is a thorough yet concise introduction to the world of carpentry and framing. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Features and Benefits

  • Clarifies unfamiliar terminology with a glossary in each chapter that identifies and explains new terms for that topic.
  • Explains potentially confusing math concepts through clear example calculations that allow students to follow mathematically related carpentry problems to their solutions.
  • Offers valuable information that extends beyond the basics with additional examples, span tables, and charts in the appendix, and notes, cautions, and tips in the sidebars.

Table of Contents

1. Houses.
House types. House shape vs. material & energy efficiency.
2. Foundations.
Glossary. Footings. Common foundation types. Squaring & checking for square.
3. Sills, Posts & Girders.
Glossary. Sill plates. Girders. Post types & spacing.
4. Floor Framing.
Glossary. Methods of assembly. Layout process & symbols used. Framing floor openings & order of assembly. Framing procedures at the sill and options at the girder. Bridging/blocking. Notching & boring holes in joists. Dead vs. live loads for floor systems. Sub-floor application. Cantilevered areas. Engineered lumber options.
5. Wall Framing.
Glossary. Wall/partition layout. Identifying wall/partition type.
Framing details. Other framing details. Framing sequencing/techniques. 6. Rafters/roof framing. Different roof types. Glossary – basic roof components. The gable roof. Glossary – rafter calculation terminology. Common rafter layout. Assembly techniques for the gable roof. Special cases for common rafters. Gable studs.The hip roof. Glossary - Hip/valley component terminology. Calculation of the hip/valley rafters. Calculating the hip ridge length. Layout of a hip rafter. Layout of valley rafter. Calculation of a shortened valley rafter. Calculation of a hip jack rafter. Calculation of a valley jack rafter. Calculation of a valley cripple jack rafter. Calculation of a hip/valley cripple jack rafter. Assembly of a hip roof. The rafter square. Complex roof hip/valley & ridge intersections. Cathedral ceiling framing. Unequal sloping roofs. Measuring roof slope. Dormers. Octagon roof framing. Octagon calculations. Rafter span tables. Truss construction.
7. Special Topics.
Stairs. Glossary – Stairs. Stair calculations. Stair layout. Methods of construction. Newel posts. Railings/balustrade systems. Porch/deck framing concerns. An overview of wood movement issues. Covered porch construction.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders  (ISBN-10: 1428377093 | ISBN-13: 9781428377097)

What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Going Green with the International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 1435497295 | ISBN-13: 9781435497290)

Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes – Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code® (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC®, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $32.95  | CengageBrain Price = $32.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.50

Student Supplements

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders  (ISBN-10: 1428377093 | ISBN-13: 9781428377097)

What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Going Green with the International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 1435497295 | ISBN-13: 9781435497290)

Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes – Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code® (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC®, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $32.95  | CengageBrain Price = $32.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary Brackett

Gary Brackett is an Associate Professor at SUNY Delhi.